Opinion

An Easter message from NZ Catholic’s publisher

By Bishop Patrick Dunn | April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

If I had read last summer a science fiction novel about a super bug that forced most of the world’s population to live in self-isolation bubbles, that crippled economies and brought international travel to a halt, I may have enjoyed the book, but merely as a work of fiction. Now … Read More about An Easter message from NZ Catholic’s publisher

Maturity of faith during lockdown

By NZ Catholic contributor | April 9, 2020 | 1 Comment

by Fr JOHN O’CONNOR This week’s (March 28) pastoral letter of the New Zealand bishops invites the Catholics of Aotearoa to greater maturity of faith in the face of the coronavirus restrictions. When we began this Lent five weeks ago, we could never have imagined that we would soon be … Read More about Maturity of faith during lockdown

Self-isolation in our deserts of Lent

By Michael Otto | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the first cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed in New Zealand, authorities are responding in various ways. Among the tools being used are prevention of entry from some nations, being required to self-register if having returned from certain other nations as well as going into self-isolation for 14 days … Read More about Self-isolation in our deserts of Lent

Reflecting on March 15

By NZ Catholic contributor | March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Mina Amso This is the day that we dreaded the most. We felt the pain of loss, we felt the fear, we felt the terror. Could this really happen? New Zealand, the country far, far away. Isolated, enchanted, peaceful, tolerant and welcoming. Could this really happen? It did. We … Read More about Reflecting on March 15

Approaches to evangelisation

By NZ Catholic Staff | January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Michael Pender The December 1 edition of NZ Catholic had an interesting article reporting on an address given by Bishop Robert Barron to the Fall 2019 meeting of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Bishop Barron is well known as the presenter of the “Catholicism” programme and for informative … Read More about Approaches to evangelisation

Love, loss and a faith lifeline

By Michael Otto | November 22, 2019 | 1 Comment

November is a busy time of year. Exam season swings into action. Christmas plans are being made. There are major sports events like the Rugby World Cup, the Melbourne Cup and a cricket series between the Black Caps and England. But for Catholics, November is a special month. There’s the … Read More about Love, loss and a faith lifeline